Haiti Was Hit By A Strong Aftershock

A 5.9 magnitude aftershock hit Haiti at 6.03 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) west-southwest of Port-au-Prince.

ET means Eastern Time.

This is the strongest aftershock after the 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010.

Aftershocks are earthquakes that happen after the first earthquake.

People screamed and ran to the streets because they are scared that the buildings will fall on them.

It is very dangerous because the buildings are not strong after the 7.0 earthquake hit them.

The rubble from the damaged buildings can fall on people’s head.

The damaged buildings can also collapse and hurt more people.

Maybe more people are injured and more buildings are damaged and more rubble block the streets.



The Heritage Buildings In Kuala Terengganu Is Now Gone.

A row of historical heritage buildings in Kuala Terengganu is now gone.

This is a disaster.

Was there an earthquake in Kuala Terengganu like the one in Port-au-Prince?

There was no earthquake in Kuala Terenggganu.

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After

It was a man made disaster and not a natural disaster!

The heritage buildings were very beautiful and so strong.

They were more than 100 years old but did not collapsed on their own.

We should have kept the buildings and paint them to make them more beautiful.

The Haitian were sad to see their historic buildings collapsed.

But a government demolished a row of strong historical buildings using bulldozers.

Just like in the Earth Song video clip when people used bulldozer to destroy trees.

If I can go to the United Nations I’ll tell everybody to stop destroying historical heritage buildings.

We should make a law to protect historical buildings.

Please read Uncle Awang Goneng’s Blog: http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/2010/15/1/earth-trembling barbarism

http://warisantrengganu.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/gone/

People Protested Againts Demolishing The Historical Heritage Building.


A Major Earthquake Struck Haiti

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, about 10 miles (15 km) South East of Port-au-Prince just before 5 pm.

Haiti is one of the Caribbean countries.

CNN said it is a ‘catastrophe of major proportions’.

It means like a very big disaster.

CNN reported bodies in the streets of Port-au-Prince.

Lots of people were injured and dead.

They still can’t count the number of the dead and wounded yet.

The earthquake caused heavy damage to the capital, Port-au-Prince.

Lots of buildings and houses were damage and collapsed.


Power lines were knocked down so there is no electricity on Tuesday evening.

The Associated Press reported that a hospital collapsed.

The President’s residence is also damaged by the earthquake.

In Port-au-Prince lots of houses were built on the steep hillsides.

So when there is an earthquake the houses can fall onto other houses down the hill.

Houses on the hillside in Port-au-Prince. Are these houses still there?

I am very sad because lots of people in Haiti lost their houses and family.

There had been lots of earthquakes in January 2010.

I wrote about ‘ Three Countries Hit By Earthquake’ and Earthquake Strikes California Coast’.


Earthquake Strikes California Coast

A 6.5 earthquake stuck off coast of Northern California, 33 miles from Eureka and 22 miles from Ferndale.

It happened on Saturday at 4:27 pm PST or 7:27 pm ET.

PST means Pacific Standard Time.

ET means Eastern Time.

The earthquake shook buildings, broke windows, glasses and plates, caused water, gas and sewer leak.

In Eureka some traffic lights fell down.

Some television sets and shelves also fell down.

Some refrigerators moved during the earthquake.

Anyway no building had collapsed.

There is no serious injury reported so far.

Anyway there are a lot of debris and broken glasses all around.

In this photo provided by the Ferndale Enterprise, Steve Sterback of Poppa Joe's cleans up after an earthquake, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, in Ferndale, Calif. (AP Photo/Ferndale Enterprise) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

Some places are without electricity and water.

A lot of earthquakes happened in California.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Last week three countries were hit by earthquakes and caused a tsunami in Solomon Islands.

I think we must keep our important things in a safe place.

Important things are like :

  1. Plates

  2. Fire extinguisher

  3. Food

  4. Computer

Eureka

Three Countries Hit By Earthquakes

These are the news from CNN:

A pair of earthquakes hit Solomon Islands Monday morning, and another struck the Philippines, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

One quake, with a magnitude of 5.3, hit the Philippines at 5:38 a.m. (4:38 p.m. Sunday ET), near the eastern-most island of Mindanao, the agency reported.

The Solomon Islands experienced a 6.3-magnitude quake at 8:48 a.m. (4:48 p.m. Sunday ET), and another 7.2-magnitude tremor hit less than an hour later.

The quake shook Tajikistan’s mountainous Gorno-Badakhshan province about 7:15 a.m. local time.

The 20,000 people were left homeless in the villages of Rog and Gishkon, where 1,050 mud dwellings were destroyed, according Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency.

The U.S. Geological Survey classified the quake as a magnitude 5.3. It was centered 80 km (50 miles) north of Korough, Tajikistan, and was about 44.5 km (27.7 miles) below the Earth’s surface, the USGS said.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Earthquake can kill many people and animals.

If a strong earthquake happens in the sea it can cause a tsunami.

Tsunami is also a disaster and can kill many people and animals.

A lot of tsunamis happened in Japan.

Japan is in Asia, in the western Pacific Ocean.

Solomon Islands is near Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean.


The Philippines is in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.


Tajikistan is in Central Asia near Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China.


Strong Earthquake Hits Kermadec Islands Off New Zealand

There was an earthquake in New Zealand.

Earthquake is a disaster.

Fortunately nobody die or hurt.

There was no tsunami warning.

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The map of Raoul Island

WELLINGTON, Jan 19 (Bernama) — A strong earthquake measuring 6. 7 on the Richter scale jolted Kermadec Islands north of New Zealand early Monday, China’s Xinhua news agency quoted the U.S. Geological Survey as reporting.

No casualties or damages were reported. The Kermadec Islands are uninhabited apart from Raoul, where the Department of Conservation maintains a field station.

The quake occurred at 3:11 a.m. New Zealand local time on Monday (14:11 GMT Sunday), some 80 km south of Raoul Island, and 1, 005 km northeast of New Zealand’s largest city Auckland. Its depth was just 10 km.

No tsunami warning was immediately issued.

The quake might have been felt along New Zealand’s east coast.

): Disasters :(

The disasters are :

UFO, Tornado,  AcidRain,  Space JunkFlood Landslide,  Fire,  Earthquake,  Whirlpool,  Locust,  War,  Drought, Blizzard , Tsunami,  Hurricane,  Sandstorm,  Monsoon Storm,  Avalanche, Mudslide, Volcano Eruption.

Some people are also like disasters because they disturb and hurt other people 😦

Flood
Flood in India. It is a disaster.

People get hurt and some people die when disaster happens.

My big sister Aeshah’s friend died when a landslide hit her house in Taman Harmonis, Gombak 4 years ago.

Disasters also destroy houses, cars, farms, roads, schools, shops, hospitals and others.

Cutting down trees, throwing rubbish everywhere, cutting down hills, pollution, playing with matches and fire crackers can cause disasters.

I think we should not play with fire crackers and do not throw rubbish all over the place.

We should plant lots of trees, recycle and do not cut down hills.

We should love and take care of our planet Earth.